• User A gives a not-great but working answer
  • User A gets upvotes
  • User A gets accepted answer
  • User B gives the quantifiably best possible answer
  • User B gets more upvotes
  • User A edits answer to include answer B

Is this acceptable by the SE community? I can think of pros & cons for each.

How should this be handled?

The question that spurred this thought

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    Certainly a tad suspicious. I've seen it argued though that code that short is easy to independently come up with. – Carcigenicate Feb 12 '19 at 20:35
  • @MEEisJohannGambolputty... looks like a dupe - marked – Jacksonkr Feb 12 '19 at 20:43
  • I propose that we refer to answer plagiarism as "answerpism". – Robert Columbia Feb 13 '19 at 16:33